About Us

The Professional Development and Learning Management (PDLM) Office manages training and professional development opportunities designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of CUNY employees. College and Central Office employees in various positions can benefit from professional development and training sessions that present progressive and innovative workplace effectiveness tools created by some of the most celebrated thinkers in the workplace learning field.

Mission

PDLM’s mission is to promote individual and organizational excellence for employees of the nation’s largest urban institution of public higher education.

October-December 2017 Course Schedule is coming soon.

Fall 2017 Course Catalog is coming soon.

The Professional Development Program for CUNY employees now offers four specific skill enhancement certificate programs.  The programs are the Certificate for Administrative Professionals (CAP), the Certificate Program for Professional Staff (CPS), the Managerial Competencies Certificate Program (MCC), and the Supervisory Competencies Certificate Program (SCC).  Participants must complete three core courses and two elective courses within a two-year period.  For more information, click on the applicable flier to the right under “What’s New In PDLM.”

The OHRM Professional Development and Learning Management Office partners with various workplace learning providers to offer targeted skill-building opportunities for various CUNY audiences.  Professional partnerships with corporate learning leaders, CUNY colleges, other University offices, educational institutions, and noted employee development facilitators have helped PDLM to offer timely targeted learning sessions to CUNY employees.

Passenger Van Training for CUNY Drivers

Since June, 2011, the OHRM Professional Development and Learning Management Office has collaborated with the University’s Risk Management Committee to coordinate a driver safety course for campus passenger van drivers.  The customized training session entitled “Defensive Driving for Passenger Vans” addresses the unique challenges imposed upon passenger van drivers in New York City.  Over 600 CUNY drivers have taken the course since the training began.  Employees with van driving responsibilities should contact their Campus Fleet Coordinator for more information.

Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Training for CUNY Coaches and Athletic Administrators

The OHRM Professional Development and Learning Management Office continues to partner with the University’s General Counsel and Student Affairs Offices to provide sexual misconduct and Title IX training to the campus coaches and athletic administrators of the CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC).  Over 500 employees have attended this course since its introduction in December, 2012.  The course was revised in the spring of 2014 and the fall of 2015 in response to major changes in federal and state sexual misconduct, sexual assault, and Title IX laws.  Participants review the University’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Title IX protocols, reporting requirements, the legal liabilities of coaches, managers, and supervisors regarding sexual misconduct, appropriate and inappropriate coaching techniques, and other potential issues raised by the unique types of contact between coaches and athletes.  Coaches and athletic administrators who have not taken this training must contact their supervisors or the CUNY Athletic Conference Office for information on training dates.

Registration for Risk Management and Compliance Training

Registration procedures and eligibility requirements for these learning session programs are communicated to the specific audiences when these programs are scheduled.  Each participant must be approved for registration by the appropriate campus or university coordinator.  Please contact your coordinator for more information.

Workplace Violence Prevention Training

Workplace Violence presents a serious occupational safety hazard to the University and its employees.  CUNY is committed to the prevention of workplace violence and will respond promptly to any threats and/or acts of violence.

New York State law mandates campuses to assess prevention needs and potential hazards, and to provide employees with campus-specific information and training in the risks and prevention of workplace violence.  The City University of New York’s Preventing Workplace Violence online course is designed to familiarize CUNY employees with the University’s Policy 6.09 Violence Prevention and to provide information on the New York State law, workplace violence risk factors, and methods for preventing, identifying and responding to threatening situations in the workplace.

CUNY employees are required to complete this training annually.  Employees with training questions should contact their campus Workplace Violence Prevention Training Administrator.  Click this link for a list of Campus Workplace Violence Prevention Training Administrators.

A copy of CUNY’s Policy 6.09 Violence Prevention is available at the following site: http://policy.cuny.edu/manual_of_general_policy/article_vi/policy_6.09/1/text/#Navigation_Location.

To register for CUNY Professional Development Program (CPDP) courses, employees must complete the E-Application (“E-App”) and submit it to their college Human Resources Office and PDLM.  E-Apps must reach PDLM at least 10 days before the start of a course.  Click on the button below to open the E-App, and follow all instructions to ensure that your application is processed.

Register For PDLM Courses

Rhonnye Ricks
University Director, Professional Development & Learning Management
Rhonnye.Ricks@cuny.edu

Jacqueline Womack-Worrell
Associate Manager, University Training Professional Development
& Learning Management
Jackie.Womack-Worrell@cuny.edu

Despina Kouvaros
HR Training Specialist
Despina.Kouvaros@cuny.edu

Anastasiya Fatiy
HR Training Coordinator
Anastasiya.Fatiy@cuny.edu 

Karen Ford
Executive Coordinator
Karen.Ford@cuny.edu

Starr Hargraves
Training Assistant
Starr.Hargraves@cuny.edu

Marina Freyder
Training Assistant
Marina.Freyder@cuny.edu 

What’s New in PDLM

Training on Campus

PDLM partners with campus Human Resources Offices to offer DCAS Citywide Training Center courses on their campuses. Departments must work with HR to arrange “on-site” courses for 10 to 24 employees at least two months before the course is scheduled.

HR Request for Campus Training >>

Courses at Citywide Training Center (CTC) through DCAS

The PDLM Office serves as the CUNY liaison to the CTC and must sign and submit all CUNY applications to DCAS.  Complete and download the CTC application, then have your supervisor sign the completed application and forward it to your College Human Resources Office.

Download the CTC Application >>